TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT PROTOCOL:
Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. have implemented "phases" of reopening non-essential businesses to the public.
Despite other business choosing to reopen, our office remain temporarily closed until we feel it is safe to resume regular office operations for the health and safety of our patients, physician & staff, and surrounding community.
Telemedicine / remote services are taking place on a limited schedule for current patients.
No in-person examinations, or medical procedures will take place until further notice.
We will continue to monitor the changes in status of the Covid-19 pandemic, and hope to resume regular office examinations and procedures when it is safe to do so.
THERE ARE NO SET APPOINTMENT TIMES. WE WILL CONTACT YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR MEDICATION SCHEDULE.
IF WE DO NOT CONTACT YOU, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR A STATUS TO ENSURE YOU ARE ON OUR CONTACT LIST.
Information you will need to provide for telehealth:
1. Name as it appears on your insurance card (if providing information via email or website)
2. Current working telephone number where we can reach you for telehealth
3. Patient Date of Birth
4.. Exact pharmacy name, location & pharmacy phone number (for electronic prescriptions)
5. Confirmation of patient's mailing address (if your pharmacy is not equipped to accept electronic Rx)
6. Credit card information (card number, exp date and security code) for co-pay, or self pay fee.
GENERAL APPOINTMENT PROTOCOL:
You will be contacted by the office for telehealth services the week that you are due to for a reevaluation and/or medication refills.
This will entail a telephone conversation to discuss your your current condition, medication needs, and any additional inquiries or concerns you may want to discuss with Dr. Nagia.
Having patient's current contact information and pharmacy information is detrimental to treat you at this time.
If we can not reach you by telephone during the week that your medication is due, we can not provide any services to you. In that case, you will have to wait until we return to the office the following week.
If your contact information has changed since your last appointment, contact us as soon as possible to provide your updated information. You can contact us through the messaging window below, or by telephone.
GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION:
A "novel" Coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulates among humans and causes mild illness, like the common cold. Covid-19 can be contracted via droplet air travel (sneezing, coughing, talking within 6 feet), droplet touch (bacteria and virus on hands being accidentally transmitted to eyes, nose and mouth).
Covid-19 remains HIGHLY contagious.
Stay-at-home orders have been lifted, However, the CDC still recommends staying home as much as possible.
Some businesses have reopened, but are not strictly following Covid-19 safety protocol and guidelines. For your safety, do not go to open businesses that are not implementing social distance seating arrangements, or shopping rules.
Wearing a face mask while in public around other people, that fully covers your nose and mouth is REQUIRED in most places.
A face covering is highly recommended when in public, even if not required.
Local & State Governments have been very clear stating that "it is now up to the public to do what is necessary to remain safe and prevent the spread of the virus"
Just because restrictions have been eased and businesses have reopened, the Covid-19 virus is still a current pandemic. The virus REMAINS highly contagious, with NO exact treatment or cure, and NO vaccine.
Despite some re openings, continue to practice social distancing (6 feet apart with a face covering) from those who do not live with you. If you find out you have been in close contact with someone who is now Covid-19 positive, you have been exposed, or you start to exhibit symptoms, get tested as soon as possible and quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.
We hope you stay safe and well. We look forward to speaking with you soon.